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Showing Grade 11, Unit 6, The Great Depression and the New Deal
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We Made Do: Recalling the Great Depression

http://www.mcsc.k12.in.us/mhs/social/madedo/

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This is an oral history project on the Great Depression by students at Mooresville High School in Indiana. These recollections by Americans who lived through the ear are a wonderful example of students as historians. Standard 11.6.3

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 3425

All Aboard the Silver Streak

http://www.msichicago.org/exhibit/zephyr/index.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: The 1930s were a difficult time for the passenger rail industry. People who traveled around the country preferred the comfort, freedom, and novelty of the automobile. Rail industry income from transporting freight also decreased because of the Great Depression. In order to revive passenger rail travel, the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy (CB&Q) Railroad decided to make a new train from the inside out. The result was the Burlington Zephyr, renamed the Pioneer Zephyr in 1936. Its diesel-electric power plant, streamlined design, and lightweight stainless steel made it fast, sleek, and efficient. Explore the Zephyr inside and out at this Museum of Science and Industry site. Standard 11.6.0

Comments: The influence of the designs of the Silver Streak provide insight into popular culture.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 150

America From the Great Depression to World War II

http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/fsowhome.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This Library of Congress site has photographs from the Office of War Information and Farm Security Administration about life in the U.S. from 1938 to 1944. Standards 11.6.3 and 11.7.5

Comments: Excellent source for creating newspaper projects from World War II.

Resource Type: Photos or Pictures.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 169

Black Thursday: October 24, 1929

http://sweb.uky.edu/~msunde00/hon202/p4/nyt.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Here are excerpts from the New York Times about the onset of the Great Depression. Standards 11.6.1 and 11.6.2

Comments: Learn how the Stock Market Crash of l929 was reported at the time.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 408

Boulder Canyon Project Act (1928)

http://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?doc=64

Rating: 2, High!

Description: The Colorado River wound 1,450 miles from the Rocky Mountains to the Gulf of California, through the richly fertile Imperial Valley, flooding in the spring, drying up in the summer. The destruction caused when the river flooded attracted so much attention that it had become necessary and politically expedient to try to control the path of the lower Colorado. The only way to harness this indispensable resource was to build a dam, which in turn would provide badly needed electricity to the western states. This act authorized the construction of the Hoover Dam on the Colorado River and the All-American Canal to the Imperial Valley in California. Standard 11.6.4

Comments: This Our Documents site has a facsimile of the original document, a transcription of it, and background information to help the reader put the document in context.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 432

California in the 1930's

http://www.californiahistory.net/depres_frame_mainmenu.htm

Rating: 2, High!

Description: These pictures by Dorothea Lange and others show workers and cooperatives in California during the 1930's. Standards 4.4.5 and 11.6.3

Resource Type: Photos or Pictures.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 525

FDR and the Depression

http://www.learner.org/biographyofamerica/prog21/index.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This Biography of America site looks at the 1930s: bread lines, soup kitchens, and how ordinary lives became desperate lives. President Roosevelt's response was personal encouragement and New Deal programs, the so-called "alphabet soup" which included the CCC, TVA, WPA. Explore the effect of these actions through a primary source photo, a map showing the Dust Bowl, a timeline, a transcript of an historical video discussion, and a webography of other primary and secondary sources. Standards 11.6.4 and 11.8.5

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1189

FDR Cartoon Archive

http://www.nisk.k12.ny.us/fdr/

Rating: 2, High!

Description: High school students from Niskayuna High School in New York have created an online database of political cartoons from the presidency of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Also included are the inaugural addresses Standards 11.6.2, 11.7.4, and 11.8.5

Comments: Many cartoons may be downloaded quickly as a small GIF, or as a larger version better for viewing detail. There are lesson activities.

Resource Type: Photos or Pictures.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1190

FDR Gives Fireside Chat on the Dust Bowl

http://www.history.com/media.do?action=listing&sortBy=1&sortOrder=A&topic=U.S.%20HISTORY

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Listen to this 2 minute 47 recording of FDR's Fireside Chat on what he saw when he traveled through the states that suffered through the Dust Bowl during the Great Depression. Standards 11.5.6 and 11.6.3

Comments: This History Channel site

Resource Type: Sound or Music.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 3815

FDR Repeals Prohibition

http://www.history.com/media.do?action=listing&sortBy=1&sortOrder=A&topic=U.S.%20HISTORY

Rating: 2, High!

Description: View this video clip of FDR the signing of the Three Point Two Beer Bill repealing Prohibition. See the explanation of why outlawing of liquor occurred and why the law failed. Standards 11.5.3 and 11.6.3

Comments: The ads are distracting.

Resource Type: Sound or Music.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 3816

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